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eastern religions to help us understand the experiential dimension. a very interesting class last time on hinduism - some chanting, we talked to a leader of the hare krishna temple about religious experience, achman and brahman being one, the sense of connectedness, working through many different lives, reincarnation in order to find moksha, to find peace. and in this class, we're going to look at buddhism, which believe me, folks we'll be asking buddhism to help us understand the religious experience. but it's an even more fascinating set of answers to profound life questions. maybe one of the most perplexing for the eastern mind is buddhism, and we're going to be going through that today. but to make that all - important segue between hinduism and buddhism, which of course the segue in history is the buddha himself who makes that connection, one of our top students here, janet, was not here last week because she was in a hindu retreat, and i thought i'd ask janet - i know you were there. i'd like to, first of all, get you to do the chant you learned, and tell us a little bit, then, a
disturbed by it. it came during hagel hearings and was politically calibrated to get the support of the u.s. senate. what can a president say? he is not going to denounce israel now? i am very suspicious of the motives of the attack. >> israel maintained the lorries they were attacking carried game changing weapons. does that make it all right? is anyone likely to criticize israel for taking this position? >> there is a lot of criticism from the middle east, and that can be expected. we have only israel's word to go on. i have seen no independent evidence to confirm what they claimed. i am sure from their perspective these surface air missiles they said they were interdicting might be a game changer, but they are only a game changer if israel is planning an attack on has the law or lebanon or further attacks on syria. -- on hezbollah or lebanon or further attacks on syria. >> he does not want another front, does he? >> i am not sure he has enough to strike back with. certainly under international law he would be in his legitimate rights to strike back. i do not think of is going to happen.
students, who have joined us to go on an exploration of religion. but what a journey it is. [ music ] [male voice:] so be it. [crowd:] so be it. [male voice:] tonight - [crowd:] tonight - [dr. simons:] this is armageddon, the field of armageddon. this is definitely not your father's oldsmobile. we're at the western wall, the last remaining wall of the second temple. we're at the san francisco zen center. it was the site of illinois greatest religious drama - the exodus of the mormons. this is the spot where jesus reputedly cried for jerusalem. [ music ] [male voice:] i'm not talking about god or buddha. [ music ] [female voice:] at the end of it, what is it for? for peace. [male voice:] you just discover it within our selves. [dr. simons:] we'll go through 24 classes in which we'll meet real believers from real religious settings and then we've added two new classes, the twenty fifth and the twenty sixth class back in the setting in which we'll discuss issues such as religion and violence, very much on people's minds. religion and science - new ways that science is helping us understand spi
that you've gone through that you'd like to share with us to start out? yeah, sure. >> it just leapt out of a book that i was reading - a spiritual experience. it's called, two against the sahara. >> i'll bet you just happen to have that ready to read. >> i happen to have it ready to read. >> isn't she amazing? well, fire away. i'd like to hear it. >> these two, the husband and wife, who were newlyweds are walking across the sahara desert, and they've gone - well, with camels - and they've gone 3,000 miles. and you can imagine the hardship and the joy and everything that goes along with that. anyway, "we moved on through sunset. a cold breeze chased away the last shreds of heat. the sun sank into a net of translucent clouds, like angry scratches on the sky's belly. in a moment, it appeared to balanced uncertainly on the edge of the dunes. i felt suddenly the tiny planet we were traveling on - an umbilicus bound us to it. it was not separate from us; we were as much manifestations of the earth as the rocks and the sand, the grass and the trees, the insects and the birds, the clouds and th
, california may someday overtake the citrus capital of the u.s., florida, in production of them--all of which doesn't surprise farmers like craig kaprelian one bit. >> california has a much better climate to grow mandarins than does florida because they need a typically hot summer and a cold winter--hot to bring on the sugars, cold to bring on the colors. so, this is the best place in the rld to grow mandarins. >> craig, along with his marketing partner duda farms, harvests hundreds of thousands of petite-sized citrus a day in visalia. after harvest, they are carefully inspected, washed, and packed. anything that doesn't look absolutely perfect will go on to be used for juice or in citrus-scented products like candles and lotions. but one of the first things you need to get straight about these pocket-sized powerhouses is their names. you see, a tangerine and a clementine are both part of the mandarin orange family. and while each has different characteristics, all three are sweet, versatile, and are becoming the darlings of farmers who see the many marketing possibilities with them and as ch
, this magnificent structure, i have asked father anthony to give us the historical background of its construction and the design of the decorative program of the interior. maria, welcome to our church on brotherhood way. thank you. the greek orthodox church of holy trinity. and i understand that you want to know some things about our church. yes, i do. students come to me and ask, following their programs that they're watching on television for telecourse, what happens to art following the roman empire and they mean the fifth century a.d.? isn't there any art for the next 500 or 400 years? does art simply pick up in the year 1000 with western romanesque architecture? and, of course, i say, "definitely not." there is such a wonderful era called byzantine art which lasted some 1,000 years. and this is the reason why we came here. so we're here. well, first of all, the church is a circular church in design. typically, this is not an orthodox architectural design. there is a church at thessalonica, greece, which is circular, goes back at least 1,500 years. most orthodox church is a rectangular or cry
i guess we could use it - not lying, not cheating, not stealing... they say chastity, but we can get back to that one later - i think they're talking about moderation there. and in other words - let me give you a modern spin on that, just real quickly, on those kinds of things. if you think of not stealing, and not killing and these kinds of things as prohibitions, i don't think you've even begun to make the ethical understanding. and i like to think of a very common term in the psychological world as manipulation. if you're a person that's given to manipulating other people, that's when you're in- that you look at life like "i'm the center, and anything i can get for myself is okay." once you're there, then you can steal, you can cheat. cheating amazes me, because some say that 90 percent of students in college cheat. you can only cheat if you are in that mode that says you're the center of the universe and you can get something for yourself. so all these prohibitions actually come out of wrong mind set to begin with. yeah, go ahead, janet. >> and this is where the sexual misconduct
wanted to comment on? sure, chris? >> he was also talking about power. and for him, he wants to use the church's power - at least from what i got - to be at the forefront of social action, and that's how believers are expressing their beliefs, through social action, and i think that's what he was talking about the power of the church to either be toxic and be bad, in a way, and be detrimental to society, or the power of the church to be a motivator, to be a positive force, and for good. >> you're so right, and we'll talk about that with the social dimension. but you see, belief and behavior, he fits in that mode so much. i love this analogy he did - and his church is very diverse, very diverse - he says everybody's invited to the table. jesus invited everybody to the table and they're singing and they're clapping and you get that sense of, "yeah, we all belong here." and as you're saying, it's the commitment to social action. now that's not going to be for everyone, because we're going to look at the contemporary traditions and mystical traditions, and there's other ways one can go
feel good knowing that one of us is getting an a." wouldn't you feel that way? right? right? right? you say, "one of us made it, man." and you go home at night and you're flunking all your courses and you got a grin on your face and someone say, "how come you're grinning?" and you say, "'cause one of us is making it, one of us is making it." you know how it was back in the seventies when i gave that lady the a? the class asked me, "is she really getting an a?" "yes, she's getting an a." i said, "scout's honor." and someone, "she's really getting an a for that?" i said, "yes." and guess what they did? ooh, they didn't like it. one of their own. boom, am i glad to see we're developing. isn't that right, gang? [laughter] that's the old days. you know, this center of gravity has to do with a lot of things, like it has to do with, like, your body condition. let me give you-- let me show you what i mean. this is an ordinary woman. where's her center of gravity? right above her head. it's about right here. center of gravity. i mean, it's ol' mother earth pulling down as if all her weight were
inertia and i use a capital "i". and if i put proper units in, i can call it an exact equation. so how much rotational acceleration you're gonna get something to pick up, huh? will depend upon how much torque you put on it, but how much rotational inertia does that something have. it turns out that rotational inertia is complicated. and we're just gonna get the idea of it today. rotational inertia is mr2, the mass multiplied by the distance from the rotational axis when the mass is localized. ordinarily, for different shapes, it's a more complicated equation and we won't get into that, but i can kinda show you that with this idea. here i've got a couple of plastic pipes and in these pipes, i've got some lead. and i'll tell you, the same amount of lead in each one. could i have a helper, please? my helper today gang, this is tinnie lim. she is the lady in that energy chapter who is pulling the bow and arrow back. tinnie was my student at city college in san francisco in 1980. got into conceptual physics, it spurred her on. today, she is a design engineer at jet propulsion labs in califo
product we can put in front of our kids, it makes us very happy. >> so now each school day, bright and early, the revolution is beginning at the rev food headquarters in alameda, and in a converted mcdonald's of all places. but now instead of fast food, kids are being introduced to entrees that are fast, healthy, and good for them. here, all the food is prepared fresh daily--nothing fried, processed, or reheated. from there, workers then deliver the lavish lunches to schools all across the bay area and in los angeles, as well. >> every single lunch and breakfast has a piece of-- a serving of whole fruit. and most of our snacks come with a serving of whole fruit. and if they don't come with that, they come with a serving of fresh vegetables. >> to help with their new food revolution, the ladies built key partnerships with whole foods, clover stornetta, and diestel turkeys. as well, the three began sourcing from local farmers throughout the bay area, like torrey olson of gabriel farms in sebastopol. gabriel farm is a 14-acre organic farm located in the ideal fruit-growing climate of
in san francisco. >> we like direct marketing because it gives us more control over how your product is being presented. >> does this come from japan? >> no. this is grown in california. we've been growing rice in california since the 1920s. we're extremely happy to see brown rice being used in innovative presentations. >> applications like they do at the m cafe in southern california. based on a purely macrobiotic diet, which is one where everything is eaten in balance, and eggs, dairy, sugar, and meat are eaten in moderation, the restaurant is packing them in faster than they can wrap together the hundreds of sushi rolls they prepare daily. up to 40% of their cuisine here is based strictly on koda farms rice. everything from sushi to rice bowls to rice pudding to even their famous big macro veggie burger. >> we're japanese. rice is a huge part of it. because that is our main food we consume every day. and we have researched a lot of different organic rice. and this koda farm rice is absolutely amazing. that's all we use. this is the only brand that i know that's organic and heirloo
sellers. you know, one of the most special parts about being a farmer is seeing how chefs use your produce. and on the central coast, we saw one very special connection between a farmer and a chef. along the central coast, they're blessed with picture-perfect postcard weather, breathtaking scenery, and a variety of agriculture, all of which have contributed to the success of gold coast farms >> well, the family farm operation gold coast gas started by my father ron burk and his partner bob espinola. and they started farming in 1978. and they started framing with lettuce and broccoli. and that evolved into spinach and cilantro, cauliflower, strawberries. we do a few specialty items like the grapes and scme sweet corn and pumpns, things like that in the summer. but the bulk of what we do is broccoli, cilantro, spinach , cauliflower. >> today gary and his dad ron run the farm that remains as diversified as ever. they grow a variety of crops, including a couple hundred acres of spinach in santa maria that goes to restaurants and grocery stores across the country. they also grow more than a tho
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